Thursday, April 13, 2006

THE MOUSE OF STEEL IS BACK!!!

....yeah, i really am having TOO MUCH fun with this!!! Hey, he WAS the FIRST cartoon character EVER to appear on Saturday mornings!!! The character was originally called 'Super Mouse' (his costume was initially very similar to Superman's!) but rather than promote another company's character, creator Paul Terry decided to change the Terrytoon character's name to Mighty Mouse. Ralph Bakshi last worked with the character in 1987 and that show seemed aimed more at adults than at children.

Man, the stuff you can find out on the 'net!!!! Well, here's a finished piece:


Here's something in progress (everyone loves the screenshots!!):

7 Comments:

Blogger Jesse said...

Wow, did you redo that Terry Toons logo from scratch? Pretty neat. This is the real era of cartoons, man. Simple, cool, not too violent, always entertaining. Man, you've got him down pat. Love these color finishes...and the Illustrator doc.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Justin Leigh Leiter said...

The finish looks great Charles...diggin' the brick wall/shadow background..great to see some new work!!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Process Junkie said...

Great, Chuck! an all-time favorite. You did him justice.

4:35 PM  
Blogger FrogDaddy said...

what I always loved most about Mighty Mouse is that
in the early tunes, he would sing opera while kicking
bad guy ass....takes a real man to do that!
freaking awesome work Charles!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

Thanks for the kind words, fellas!!! i've got plenty more to post; just gotta find the time to post 'em!!!

-C!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Lou said...

hey man..I alawys like your finished pieces..compositionally they look fantastic.
Not too much detail..simple, yet effective background and has a real animated cartoon feel! Very cool!

10:22 PM  
Blogger FrogDaddy said...

is this gonna be your new avatar?
you avatar changer, you!!!!
I hate you! I hate all of you!!!
No! Do not even speak to me!

12:47 PM  

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